Below is an ambitious playlist of videos featured on MTV’s beloved alternative show 120 Minutes which ran from 1986 to 2000. This playlist goes chronologically through that time frame. A huge debt is owed to Tyler C’s excellent 120 Minutes archive, which we poked and prodded for the mammoth playlist below. Dig in!
It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time for “best of the year” lists. This awesome playlist includes “best songs of 2012″ from sources like Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, Beatport, Resident Adviser, Soundofus, and more. 277 songs are here representing genres like, Indie, Alternative, Electronic, Hip hop, Pop, Rock and more. Shuffle it to enjoy the best songs from the year gone by. Duplicate songs have been deleted. It is the ULTIMATE 2012 PLAYLIST!
This playlist was taken from Dan Darling’s excellent collection of Spotify playlists. He is a seasoned music lover with great and varying tastes. This one is great for BBQs, enjoying life, being in a good mood, and appreciating music from decades past (you will recognize where so many current songs get samples from). Visit his website for more great playlists that get added weekly.
Check out the 2012 Rocking Indie Chicks video playlist from FeelGoodPlaylists. Head over to their excellent site for positive tunes galore!
Drowned in Sound (DiS) is a fantastic music space on the web. Based out of the UK, their alternative tastes are right up our alley (find them under favorites on our home page). We love their attention to fans and that they make lots of playlists! Below highlights their best bits of 2012 mixed with other gems. Enjoy!
Mash up master, Girl Talk offers up his ideal tunes to play for your BBQ gathering. Here is the video version of that list in alphabetical order.
This is a collection of dance tracks from the 1980s put together in order to help promote our virtual nightclub, Electric Ave. If you love 80s dance music, you should definitely come join us! It’s free. Read more here.
Paste Magazine recently gave us their 80 best albums of the 1980s. Now they offer up the next chronologically obvious choice, the 90 best albums of the 1990s. The choices are a bit different than you might expect (no Downward Spiral?!). However, there is much to discover in this list of fantastic albums from Victoria William’s Loose (#85) to My Bloody Valentine‘s Loveless (#6). Read the original article here, and check out the albums that Spotify did not carry below. The rest are included in order, and in their entirety.
59. Gillian Welch – Revival (1996)
50. The White Stripes – The White Stripes
43. Built to Spill – There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994)
35. Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
30. Mark Heard – Satellite Sky (1992)
27. Vigilantes of Love – Killing Floor (1992)
Here are several awesome Spotify playlists consisting of artists performing for each particular music festival in 2012. More will be included as the year goes on. These are great to listen to any time of any year. We post links to watch these festivals live for free, so add us on FB or twitter so you don’t miss out!
Paste did a feature on the 80 best albums of the 1980s. This is a Spotify playlist for those albums, in order. Albums that Spotify doesn’t carry are listed below. Otherwise, they are all here in their entirety. Link to the Paste article is here.
#62. The Pretenders – The Pretenders
56. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
41. Ornette Coleman – In All Languages
34. Hüsker Dü New Day Rising
27. Peter Gabriel – So
20. AC/DC – Back in Black
18. De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising
5. The Clash – London Calling